Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: After running a strident campaign against RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan to oust him, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy is now gunning for Arvind Subramanian, Chief Economic Adviser to the Modi government.
He asked for sacking of Arwind Subramanian in a tweet on Wednesday:
Who said to US Cong on 13/3/13 the US should act against India to defend US Pharmaceuticals interests? Arvind Subramanian MoF !! Sack him!!!
In another tweet he blamed Arwind Subramanian for Congresses rigid stand on GST.
Guess who encouraged Congi to become rigid on GST clauses ? Jaitely's economic adviser Arvind Subramanian of Washington DC
— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) June 22, 2016
Whosoever interest Subramanian Swamy is taking care of, but government was aware of Arwind Subramanian's stance on key issues like IPR before appointing him as Chief Economic Advisor. Government had taken a " considered view" when it appointed the former IMF economist as CEA, said a government official on Wednesday.
Arwind Subramanian had called for putting an end to unabashed patenting by Indian companies by tweaking existing drugs of global companies and projecting them as innovations.
Before his appointment as CEA in 2014, Arwind Subramanian was a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and at the Center for Global Development, and called for changes within the intellectual property protection laws in India and urged the US to consider initiating WTO disputes against India.